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Weight Loss Progress: 5 Months Almost Halfway!
March 25, 2010
Weight loss progress
26 Pounds & 2 Jeans Sizes Down!

I’m just about halfway to my weight loss goal!

Since October 25, 2009, I have lost a total of 26lbs, almost 2 sizes in jeans, and my percent body fat has come down to 37.8% from 45%.  I’ll take that as weight loss progress!

Now I seem to be stuck here, but at least I got here right! My ultimate goal is to get down to 160lbs from a whopping 220lbs. I was wearing a size 18 pair of jeans and now I can fit a very snug 14. So I opt for breathing and wear very baggy 16.

I’m only 5’3”!

If you check out these pictures, I seem to have lost a lot more in inches then in pounds. So I suspect I carry more muscle than the average bear which works for me because I dig muscle! The more muscle I have the better my metabolism works and the less effort I have to think about. I’m crossing my fingers that this will make maintenance a little bit easier because screw losing it if you can’t keep it off!

I’m excited to see progress, even though it’s very slow. I am affected by the dreaded hypothyroidism and adrenal fatigue so I’m just happy to get any loss at this rate! If you have a healthy metabolism it’s not unusual to see up to a 60lb loss in six months if you are super strict, stay on plan, and exercise. It’s taken me five months to lose 26lbs, I doubt I’ll lose the other 35 in the next month. I think I’m a slow loser and I will admit I have cheated on occasion.

I feel much better. I have more energy, my mood has improved, my skin, hair, and nails have improved. My blood pressure has come down, the random pain in my knees has gone away, I’m sleeping deeper, and that awful heartburn is gone! Some of this I will attribute to getting my thyroid medication stabilized, but most of it is due to the dietary changes I have undergone. Primal Blueprint baby!

Ok, now for a confession…

I haven’t been exercising, GASP! I’ve been a lazy couch potato. Not bad right? Weight loss progress is totally possible with dietary changes alone.


About author

Heather Cooan

Heather is a marketing executive turned nutrition consultant and educator. Heather advocates for informed consent, bodily autonomy, and healthcare authorship. She speaks and writes on nutrition and lifestyle design interventions for health recovery. Heather successfully recovered her health from vulvar cancer, Hashimoto's, and lichen sclerosus. She reversed estrogen dominance, insulin resistance, arteriosclerosis, and fatty liver utilizing a food-as-medicine and integrated clinical treatment approach. Heather is a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner and Nutrition Therapy Practitioner.

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There are 11 comments

  • T.J. Freeman says:

    wow! Love the progress and the site… KUTGW!

  • Jimmy Moore says:

    YOU GO GIRL!!! So proud of you…keep it up!

  • Shantel says:

    WOW! Fantastic progress! Slow and steady girl!
    And the Primal Blueprint kicks ass!! LOVE Mark and his book.
    Keep up that hard work and……GET OFF THE COUCH! LOL
    Have a super weekend!!

  • LinearChaos says:

    lol, “Get off the couch”, you aint kiddin’!

    Thanks, Shantel!

  • Jay Becker says:

    You are such an inspiration, keep going! I just began my journey this year on low carb and I am loving it, I too have seen so many improvements to my health. Thanks for posting this.

  • LinearChaos says:

    Thanks Jay, I appreciate the kind words. Good luck to you on your journey, I love your YouTube videos!

  • Dawn says:

    Great [email protected]! I am in the same boat started at 256 am down to 203 started in a snug 22 and am down to a 16 and I have hypothyroidism and general laziness LOL. Occasionally I cheat or have something not low carb but life is life. I am striving to lose weight for health reasons but the added bonus of looking and feeling better outweighs bread and sugar most of the time! 🙂


  • Misty says:

    I am so impressed with not only your weight loss but the way you’ve thrown yourself into this lifestyle as a blogger! Your personal journey is helping so many.

    Thank you for your contribution to making this world a healthier place!

  • LinearChaos says:

    Thanks Misty, it’s great fun. I love finding new recipes to share with everyone!

  • Rachel C says:

    Congrats! And I love your blog and FB updates! Keep up all the good work!

  • Amber says:

    Did you just stop blogging all of a sudden? I just stumbled onto your page and was interested in reading more…

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